Light and Context

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

See Curriculum for Master of Science in Lighting Design, 1 st. semester or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will enable the student to acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of light in different context with emphasis on its qualitative aspects; to see, to understand, to be inspired, to design with light and to communicate light in a conceptual framework.

The objectives are realized by presenting scientific methods and tools in a case-based framework and through the students’ active participation in workshops and assignments to deepen an understanding of the various design contexts and opportunities for the experience, knowledge and application of light.

The module will develop students’ ability to create design solutions in different scales and areas of application, through the combination of research-based theory with examples from practice and exercises through small exercises. 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Critical understanding of theories and references of cultural and aesthetic responses to light and the space/time continuum
  • Understand the process of identifying qualities of light and define desired effects through design
  • Recognize various contexts such as environment, people’s need, legislation, energy and atmosphere and integrate in the design process
  • Understand the qualitative and scientific methods for research by design
  • Understand how to illustrate, communicate and model natural light and electric lighting design solutions
  • Understand daylight design and control; sustainable architecture; building automation

Skills

Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Evaluate light in different context verbally and visually
  • Choose, implement and apply lighting design solutions in a context that include aesthetic,  social and functional considerations.
  • Evaluate and compare research-based knowledge supplemented by knowledge from practical design competences and apply the methods for a specific design problem/solution
  • Apply the taught methods to solve concrete practical design problems

 

Competences

Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Upon successful completion of this module the student will acquire a thorough knowledge and training of practice various aspects of designing with daylight and artificial lighting in different context:
  • Evaluate and document design solutions of lighting in different contexts
  • Synthesize knowledge, technical and functional aspects of lighting design with an understanding of context
  • Predict lighting performance in relation to sustainability and energy
  • Communicate to professional designers and design team

Synthesize lighting design for specific environments

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided in accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.



Exam

Exams

Name of examLight and Context
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral or written examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed with the Pass/Non-Pass grade.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
With certain aids, see list below
See semester description
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for the evaluation are specified in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleLys og kontekst
Module codeMSNLIDM2143
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology